Friday, July 1, 2011

Run Happy - Brooks Ghost 4 Review

The Perfect Ride for Every Stride
Brooks Ghost 4

Now friendlier than ever, the Ghost 4 embodies the spirit of running. This super-balanced wonder is at the heart of our Neutral collection, making it the “go-to” shoe for a plethora of runners. Now with Brooks® DNA, the new and improved Ghost 4 adds customized cushioning to its already generous comfort arsenal, plus Omega flex grooves for extra flexibility. Take them for a spin and you’ll become a believer.

Traditional Ethylene Vinyl Acetate™ (EVA) midsoles can last up to 1,000 years in a landfill. BioMoGo’s microbial munch rate is 50 times faster, biodegrading nutrients into reusable byproducts. Over the course of, say, 20 to 25 years or so, Brooks alone can save 29.9 million pounds of landfill waste. For you pigskin fans out there, that equals 1,277 football fields covered one shoe deep!

I love running with these shoes - so light and comfy!  I have run with these shoes outside and on the treadmill for short and long runs (the only time I had any pain was after my treadmill runs, so attributing it to the mill, not the shoes).  They are a neutral shoe, but I have tried them with my custom orthotics (not sure what kind of shoe I end up with when I wear a neutral shoe with a custom orthotic?).  I like the idea of a biodegradable midsole (a non-toxic, natural additive to the MoGo compound that encourages anaerobic microbes to munch away once it hits an active enclosed landfill) and Brooks DNA which is their custom cushioning. 

I give these shoes two (toe) thumbs up!
Great video by Brooks - check out the cameo by ChrisK in his toga!

Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for review purposes, courtesy of Brooks via Maloney & Fox. I was not compensated in any other way for the review, was not obligated to give it a positive review, and all opinions are my own. Some information in this review was taken from the company website.

Happy 4th of July weekend!!


  1. I would think a neutral shoe is the way to go with orthotics.

    Loved the video, with the ChrisK cameo in his toga. That guy is everywhere!

  2. Hey, where's my appearance fee for that video.

    Those shoes look cool. I recently tried some new shoes. I am a total Newton shill. I didn't try those new Brooks, but my friend who is super fast loves them. At the end of the day, the Newton's blew away the competition.

    When I tried new shoes I ran around the block in different brands so that I can truly feel the difference between them. It was amazing how different shoes can be when comparing them at the same time.

    Have an awesome weekend with Super Sexy Daddy.

    p.s. I'm really not a freak, just like to tease Kovas

  3. Wait, I mean I ran around the block with one shoes on one foot and a different brand on the other.

  4. Different shoe on each foot? How does that not make you a freak? :)

  5. I have those shoes. I have a neutral foot. I find that those actually make me overpronate... or at least it feels like it sometimes... not always. I had the Saucony Progridridesomethingorother 3 that is now discontinued. I got these because they are supposed to be pretty close. So they are 'ehhh' for me. Glad they are working for you!


Have you tried this gear? Something similar you like better? Something I should try? Let me know by leaving a comment!

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